Overkill is the alpha and the omega of thrash metal. With a career spanning over two decades and 14 full-length albums, Overkill has remained a constant in the metal genre it helped define.
The Jersey workingman’s metal monster originally formed as a four-piece. The self-proclaimed “Wrecking Crew” released a handful of albums on quintessential metal label Megaforce Records in the early ‘80s. As label mates with such bands as Metallica and Anthrax, Overkill became part of the birth of the East Coast thrash metal scene. The band’s relationship with Megaforce culminated in the release of 1991’s acclaimed Horroscope. From there, the band moved on to Atlantic records where it would produce I Hear Black and W.F.O.
After leaving Atlantic Records, Overkill would spend the next 10 years continuing to release hi-powered Thrash records, as well as having a seemingly endless touring cycle. The band remained true to their thrash metal roots and released some of its best work, including 1999’s Necroshine and 2003’s Killbox 13. Both records becoming the keystone of thrash metal for fans worldwide.
Overkill has endlessly toured the globe hitting most every music venue and participated in all of the heavy European festivals. Gaining legions of metal fans wherever they travel, the band has conquered the globe, from the Far East to South America. Overkill has shared the stage with metal icons nu and old.
Now with Bodog Music, the band is set to rejoin forces with Jonny and Marsha Zazula, previous owners of Megaforce Records, who are now part of the Bodog Team in the United States. Overkill will unleash its 15th studio album, Immortalis, on October 9. The upcoming album features Overkill’s latest lineup, which along with founders Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and D.D. Verni, includes guitarists Derek "The Skull" Tailer and Dave Linsk, as well as the newest member to join the band, drummer Ron Lipnicki.
There are few names as well respected as Overkill, and with the resurgence of metal in the music word, this band is poised to return to the top. Overkill is ready to show old metal heads they still have it and to teach the new schoolers exactly how it’s done.
Overkill (EP) – 1984 Azra
Feel The Fire – 1985 Megaforce
Taking Over – 1987 Megaforce / Atlantic
Fuck You! (Live EP) – 1987 Megaforce / Atlantic
Under The Influence – 1988 Megaforce / Atlantic
The Years Of Decay – 1989 Megaforce / Atlantic
Horrorscope – 1991 Megaforce / Atlantic
I Hear Black – 1993 Atlantic
W.F.O – 1994 Atlantic
Wrecking Your Neck (Live) – 1995 CMC
Killing Kind – 1996 CMC
Fuck You! And Then Some – 1996 Megaforce
From The Underground And Below – 1997 CMC
Necroshine – 1999 CMC
Coverkill – 1999 CMC
Bloodletting – 2000 Metal-Is
Wrecking Everything (Live) – 2002 Spitfire
Killbox 13 – 2003 Spitfire
ReliXIV – 2005 Spitfire
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